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New levy on glass-bottled beverage products: What it means for the supply chain
Admission to the event is complimentary, but registration is required. Click on the button below to RSVP by Monday, 4 July 2016. Please forward this invitation to colleagues, or others in the industry, who may wish to attend.
On 27 May 2016, the Legislative Council enacted a new Amendment Bill establishing the legal framework for the implementation of a mandatory producer responsibility scheme (“PRS”) on certain product containers, initially to include glass beverage containers.
This extension of the principle of ‘polluter pays’ will mean that a recycling levy will be charged on the distribution of glass-bottled beverages in Hong Kong so as to support the glass container collection and recycling work, and will bring about various new requirements for members of the supply chain.
While the levy may be introduced in 2018, now is the time to understand what the new Bill means for your business, suppliers, customers and waste streams.
The Purpose Business, Baker & McKenzie and Baker Tilly are pleased to co-host this information sharing event, allowing the various stakeholders affected to learn more from the waste, legal and audit perspectives.
We are delighted that Dr Alain Lam from the Environment Protection Department will also attend as a guest speaker, to explain the Government context.